USA Basketball announce 20-man squad to face Australia
The suspense for Australian basketball fans as to whom they may see grace our shores to form this years version of Team USA has been narrowed down to just 20 players.
📰 20 players selected to attend USA Basketball Men’s National Team training camp ahead of 2019 @FIBAWC
— USA Basketball (@usabasketball) June 10, 2019
USA Basketball recently announced a 20-man squad to attend their 2019 FIBA World Cup selection camp, where their final 11 will be chosen to represent the country in the FIBA Basketball World Cup which includes the exhibition games in Australia.
Led by 11 NBA All Stars, including seven current All Stars, the final team is set to thrill Australian fans right across the country when the team lines up against both the Australian Boomers in Melbourne on August 22 and 24 at Marvel Stadium, and the Canadian National Basketball Team on August 26 at Qudos Bank Arena.
The team boasts star power that has set the current NBA Playoffs alight, including James Harden, Damian Lillard and Kyle Lowry. Australian fans will continue to be in awe of their basketball heroes right across the floor, with fan favourites Anthony Davis and Kemba Walker also potentially set to light up courts down under.
This announcement follows the Australian Boomers recent 18-man squad being named with the Boomers searching for their first medal at a FIBA World Cup.
It also rules out the prospect that the expected 2019 number one draft pick Zion Williamson was to join the national squad for their attempt to add to its five FIBA World Cup gold medals.
The complete list for USA Basketball can be found below:
Full 20-man squad attending USA Basketball selection camp
Harrison Barnes – Sacramento Kings
Bradley Beal – Washington Wizards
Anthony Davis – New Orleans Pelicans
Andre Drummond – Detroit Pistons
Eric Gordon – Houston Rockets
James Harden – Houston Rockets
Tobias Harris – Philadelphia 76ers
Kyle Kuzma – Los Angeles Lakers
Damian Lillard – Portland Trail Blazers
Brook Lopez – Milwaukee Bucks
Kevin Love – Cleveland Cavaliers
Kyle Lowry – Toronto Raptors
CJ McCollum – Portland Trail Blazers
Khris Middleton – Milwaukee Bucks
Paul Millsap – Denver Nuggets
Donovan Mitchell – Utah Jazz
Jayson Tatum – Boston Celtics
PJ Tucker – Houston Rockets
Myles Turner – Indiana Pacers
Kemba Walker – Charlotte Hornets